Top Universities and Colleges in Iran

Where do you find the best universities in the world? Well, pretty much anywhere - including Iran! Cool, huh? In Iran you can find plenty of top-ranked universities that take their rightful place next to some of the biggest international university names out there.

Iran's universities, colleges, medical schools, engineering schools, and law schools are highly respected and well-known in the education and academic communities, and they continue to offer prestigious Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D programmes for smart, driven adventurers like you. Feel free to choose from some of the most competitive degrees in the best universities in Iran.

Best Universities in Iran according to International Rankings

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2021) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2021) TopUniversities Ranking (2022) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2021)
Sharif University of Technology 401 501 381 646
Amirkabir University of Technology 501 601 465 670
Iran University of Science and Technology 501 801 541 904
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences 501 - - 792
Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) 501 501 - 623
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus 501 301 521 387
Isfahan University of Technology 601 - - 631
Shahid Beheshti University 601 - 1001 999
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences 601 701 - 959
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS) 601 - - -
University of Tabriz 601 801 - 831
Khaje-Nassir-Toosi University of Technology 801 - - -
Shiraz University 801 701 751 874
Tarbiat Modares University - 501 - 817
Iran University of Medical Sciences - 901 - -
Islamic Azad University Tehran Central Branch - - - 445
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.


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